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Monday, 25 July 2011

Childhood sweethearts!

Thought I'd share this scrapbook page I made at Craftden last week. We had a free run at which papers we wanted to use, so I snagged these lovely purple pieces from Bo Bunny :D

The photo is of my mother (aged 5) and her best friend Barry Bennett(aged 6) dressed up for the VE Day celebrations back in 1945 (Did you notice my new desktop easel??? Wanted one of these for ages!!!)

He is carrying a pair of my mum's white ankle socks, because he didn't have any white gloves(AAAW Bless!) And my Grandad painted him a moustache with soot from the fireplace :)

I used metallic brads and stickles to add sparkle to the flowers, to match the coloured flower centres on the paper.

I just bought some black Dazzles peel offs from Hot off the Press, which I feel adds a little drama to the piece.

I am linking this piece to The Butterfly Effect....a site where we can just show off what we've been up to this week :D (now I'm off to make one of those books Amy was talking about!)

Also entering the following challenges;


  1. What a gorgeous layout, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  2. Wonderful piece, love the colors.

  3. Stunning scrapbook page, thanks for sharing the great story behind the picture!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  4. aww what a fabulous idea!! gorgeous card

    thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck in the prize draw


    Amanda xx